Sóstói Stadion – until 2016
|3,500 (Covered seats)|
|120 (Press seats)|
|Clubs||MOL Vidi FC|
|Last renovation year||2010|
|Inauguration||20.09.1967 (Vasas Székesfehérvár - Rot-Weiff Erfurt, 2-3)|
|Record attendance||38,000 (Videoton FC - Real Madrid, 08.05.1985)|
Sóstói Stadion – historical stadium description
First pitch in this location was established after WWII, but it wasn’t until 1967 that a football stadium with running track and stands was finished. That year in September local football side Vasas took on Rot-Weiss Erfurt to open the venue, losing 2:3.
A year later Vasas changed name to Videoton, received nickname ‘Vidi’ and thus earned the stadium one too, Vidi Stadion. In 1978 artificial lighting was installed and in 1982 a major renovation of the stands carried out. Thanks to this operation, it was able host UEFA Cup final between Videoton and Real Madrid in front of 38,000 people (some sources give it 40,000). Worth keeping in mind, in those days there was no neutral ground for final matches, home and away were played instead.
Another major change came no sooner than in the twenty-first century. In 2002 conversion to all-seater began with capacity falling to just below 15,000 (3,500 covered). Some more seats were added in 2010.
New stadium: MOL Aréna Sóstó
Hungary continues to deliver stadiums in a timely, economic and robust manner. A great example you nominated as Stadium of the Year candidate – the new arena in Székesfehérvár. Courtesy of MOL Vidi FC we can show you great photos of the stadium!
Hungary: Construction can begin in Székesfehérvár
Old stands taken down, contractor for new ones selected, now it’s time to break ground. After 14 months current vice-champion Videoton will have a brand new stadium.
Hungary: Champions to finally get new stadium
It may be delayed, but finally demolition work commenced today in Szekesfehervar. Home of current Hungarian champions will change entirely by mid-2017.
Hungary: Billions for new stadiums in 2015
They opened three new stadiums in 2014. This year works are to commence or progress at 22 (!) major projects. The government plans to spend 67.144 billion forints.
New design: Sóstói Stadion in Szekesfehervar
The town’s name is a jaw-breaker for people outside Hungary, but the planned stadium will be very simple. Which is a compliment, because it’s still very well designed!
Hungary: A stadium revolution in the making?
Along with the football federation of Hungary, Wiktor Obran’s government approved a resolution that envisaged 27 stadiums of two top leagues being thoroughly renovated by 2016! After Budapest and Debrecen already two new stadium projects are planned for launch.